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Enough to drive you to drink
Monday, November 23, 2020      3 comments

As Elaine herself frequently says.  Despite the fact she rarely drinks as she's usually driving. Anyway, yes, I'm referring to her next door neighbours.  I've had numerous phone conversations today with Elaine due to more shenanigans and carryin... Read more
The trees are still standing
Sunday, November 22, 2020      5 comments

I'm feeling a bit out of sorts this evening.  No doubt in part because the tennis final didn't go the way I'd hoped.  Not that I was surprised.  I predicted who I thought would win the tournament before the semi finals.  But of course I hoped ot... Read more
Some you win
Saturday, November 21, 2020      4 comments

And some you don't.  I have of course been watching the semi finals from the ATP Finals today.  Two tense battles.  One went the way I hoped.  One didn't.  I am SO disappointed. Not to mention disappointed about not being able to be with younges... Read more
Saving some trees
Friday, November 20, 2020      7 comments

Elaine's house is somewhat unusual.  Basically it is a huge house that has been split into 3 separate dwellings.  Elaine's section is on the left hand side as you look from the front.  It's the smallest of the three, but by no means small.  We'r... Read more
Us vs Amazon
Thursday, November 19, 2020      6 comments

It's youngest son's birthday on Saturday.  I know there's a fancy shmancy pestle and mortar set he wants.  Solid granite my dears.  Actually, I wouldn't mind one myself.  How fancy shmancy you ask?  £27 worth of fancy shmancy.  For a pestle and ... Read more
All of me
Wednesday, November 18, 2020      5 comments

Remember the bruised pumpkin?  Having roasted and butchered it, I decided to freeze most of the flesh for later use.  You know me though, I go... Read more
Do you have young children?
Tuesday, November 17, 2020      4 comments

Work on Base Camp has basically stalled since February.  Lockdown resulted in tradespeople having a backlog of work.  Including of course Peetee.  And for obvious reasons, The ex Worker [?] Friend isn't in the picture anymore.  The last couple o... Read more
A rose by any other name
Monday, November 16, 2020      4 comments

Some time after I first started pretending to be a grown up, I moved into the first home of my own [other than a bedsit], It had an open stairwell which was a bit of an awkward space.  Funnily enough, I have the same thing here at Base Camp.  T... Read more
The Blanket that Nanny Made
Sunday, November 15, 2020      7 comments

When I was a child, we had some wonderful blankets that my Nanna had made by knitting squares and sewing them together.  Not unusual back in those dim and distant days.  I was never much of a knitter but when I was pregnant with my daughter, I d... Read more
Kidney beans and Tuna
Saturday, November 14, 2020      8 comments

Back in the day, I used to have a rather splendid walk in pantry.  Finding things, checking what I was low on, and rotating stock, was easy.  Not to mention strangely satisfying.  Alas those days are gone.  I no longer have a pantry, let alone a... Read more
Cummings is Goings
Friday, November 13, 2020      4 comments

The constituent parts of the UK are in and out of various lockdowns and restrictions more often than a fiddlers elbow, the NHS is straining at the seams, the economy is tanking, people are dying ffs, and the everyday folk despite being bone wear... Read more
Prepping vs Stockpiling
Thursday, November 12, 2020      4 comments

I find it interesting how we all have such different approaches to food shopping.  Some people go daily which I find astonishing though I kind of get the idea of buying what you fancy eating on any given day.  Some people go every few days.  Som... Read more
Have you got a saw please?
Wednesday, November 11, 2020      3 comments

It's not a question you get asked often is it?  Unless you're a carpenter maybe.  Or a builder.  Or a landscaper.  Or working on a construction site.  Maybe a renovation project.  Possibly during a DIY job around your home or garden.  But, in ge... Read more
Pumpkin Problems
Tuesday, November 10, 2020      4 comments

Or perhaps I should reconsider that and say 'pumpkin potential' - what with trying to be positive an all that? Long term readers will be aware that in the lead up to Halloween, I like to take advantage of 'pumpkin season' and buy some to store ... Read more
Monday, November 09, 2020      5 comments

The 17 Day Firebreak Fortnight ended today here in The Wetlands - Hurrah!  Of course being The Wetlands, it rained all day.  That's an understatement.  It didn't just 'rain' - It lashed down.  I did contemplate taking a bus ride to The Bay... Read more

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